Health Insurance conditions for BTH students
When planning to spend some time abroad, you have to think about what will happen if you have an accident or get sick. Here you find information about insurances and how Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) can assist you during your time here.
If you need to consult a doctor or dentist while studying at BTH, you should turn to the public or private clinics in Blekinge.
Insurance conditions for Exchange Students
Students admitted within an exchange agreement or studying at BTH are covered by a collective health insurance financed by the institute. The terms for the insurance are available on the website of Kammarkollegiet (The Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency).
Insurance conditions for EU/EEA citizens
EU/EEA citizens are entitled to access public medical services if they are registered at the social insurance office in their home countries. All persons registered at the social insurance office will be issued a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). In order to receive medical attention in Sweden EU/EEA citizens need to have this card with them.
Insurance conditions for Students staying in Sweden for more than 12 months
Students staying at BTH more than one year, and having a valid residence permit to prove this, are entitled to the National registration at the Swedish Tax Office. This registration signifies that all new students have to visit the Swedish Tax Office (Skatteverket) as soon as they arrive to Sweden, in order to receive a Swedish civic registration number. With National registration international students have access to health care in Sweden at the same cost as Swedish citizens. Detailed information is available on Tax office's website .
Collective Health Insurance
Before the National Registration comes into force students who study at BTH for more than 12 months are covered by a collective health insurance paid for by BTH. This insurance is valid for three weeks: one week before the arrival at BTH and two weeks after the arrival. Read more about this insurance on the website of Kammarkollegiet (The Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency).
Insurance conditions for Students staying in Sweden for less than 12 months
Usually students accepted to programmes less than one year are required to have a valid health insurance from their home country in order to be granted a residence permit in Sweden. BTH has decided to arrange for a collective health insurance for these students financed by the institute.
The terms for the insurance will be available on the website of Kammarkollegiet (The Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency).
BTH's Student Health Service
All students at BTH have access to the student health professionals at BTH (nurse, counselor, etc.). The staff at the student health service work primarily with problems that are related with your studies - when you need to consult a doctor please turn to the public or private clinics in Blekinge.
Insurance for students' family members
If a student's spouse or children follow to Sweden, they must arrange for the health insurance by themselves.
Insurance companies where you can purchase health or property insurance without being nationally registered in Sweden:
FOLKSAM 0771-950 950
Visit Folksam's website
LÄNSFÖRSÄKRINGAR 0455-844 00